Actually folks I’m not going to defend Mathews, the heel de jour in New Orleans. I will say I’ve been looking at this whole Times Picayune make over “professionally”, that is as a practicing CPA and yes even the Newhouse accountants have been raked over the coals since the announcement of big changes at the T-P in late May.
I do not have time to write the post this subject deserves, at least today, but I would like to point out a couple of things I’ve seen in the news coverage that interested me.
First is Ashton Phelps falling on his sword rather than make the changes Steve Newhouse required. This is the way things are done in the business world when you lose faith in the plan. The Phelps’ family has been part of the cultural landscape in the city for a long time and to the extent street talk had the papers editorials being written at the Boston Club, if you want to understand the cesspool that is the City of New Orleans you must understand the Boston Club, the third oldest social club in the entire country. To the extent I’ve been able to divine the job of a newspaper publisher is to kiss ass and make nice with the rich, powerful and famous, places like the Boston Club would be a natural for people like Phelps and Clancy DuBos. Speaking of DuBos has anyone else noticed he has been bashing Mathews on a fairly regular basis? Not quite Slabbed style but close.
There are several theories about why DuBos harbors such a distaste for Ricky Mathews. Continue reading “Blood in the water Monday: Since someone has to defend Ricky Mathews…..”
Folks of all the posts that I’ve done (and Slabbed broke the 4000 post mark last month) some of my very favorites have involved the T-P’s Nell Nolan and her column The Social Scene which I read as often as possible. Today’s installment features a person of interest to Slabbed recently in Gambitman Clancy DuBos and his affinity for man’s best friend. Enjoy.
And no folks, I do not think it was a coincidence the Gambit took a shot at me back in July. That said it also comes as no surprise that Gambitman Clancy Dubos does what he can to come to Garlandfill’s defense with a tug at the ol’ heartstrings as he takes a nostalgic trip down Eau de Landfill Lane on Garlandfill’s behalf. The rationalizations and twisted logic is sickening.
Maybe, just maybe Clancy, Garlandfill should have gone to the bank and avoided the situation altogether. Ethics is not a hard concept to grasp.
Legendary wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin has a couple of great taglines both of which are easily transferable to Slabbed. For example Slabbed 3:16 means we just cyber whipped your ass and DTA means Don’t Trust Anyone. When it comes to dealing with the media in greater New Orleans I’ve found that last bit of advice particularly salient, especially when it comes to the TeeVee news in NOLA and the big three media outlets, Channels 4, 6 & 8 and the web sites affiliated with them. But alas this post isn’t about the plants, puppets and tools such as Eric Paulsen or WWL-TV “pundit”/Gambitman Clancy Dubos though the refresher helps set up this post. This post is all about radio pundit Garland Robinette, a Grover Norquist parrot that got wayyyyyy too much post Katrina media face time IMHO. In particular Slabbed broke Robinette’s involvement in the landfill portion last December though we did not mention him by name. But eventually I did name his name in the same post that tagged Gambitman in March that is worth revisiting in part:
And this brings us to Channel 4 editorialists and Gambit man Clancy Dubos, who I think has revealed himself as a Fred Heebe waterboy when he checked in with this missive on how River Birch has a new PR firm that is somehow kicking ass. (I swear you can’t make this stuff up). The truth here is that River Birch has pretty much gotten its ass kicked in the PR arena despite throwing big money out on full-page ads, hired gun economists and the like. After reading Clancy’s story I was left with the impression Loren Scott was a PR shill instead of an economist but we already figured that out for ourselves. I can’t wait until Scott’s work product is produced by River Birch as I suspect we’ll have a copy for everyone to examine here on Slabbed once it becomes part of the court record. A deposition of Loren Scott is likely also in order and maybe we’ll all find out how much money Scott’s wife at Blue Cross made underwriting insurance for Tim Whitmer to sell River Birch.
Finally, I also now wonder who else Team River Birch was paying as consultants, especially other members of the local media whose land dealings with Team Heebe have been the subject of federal subpoena.
All I know is with all the events that are unfolding……
There’s no controlling the unrolling of your fate, my friend,
Who knows what’s written in the magic book.
I can not lie I knew something big was coming this week as I sensed a disturbance in the force. This morning Paul Rioux over at the Times Picayune solves the mystery for us in a story that shows exactly how Heebe was pulling the strings of his media puppet Garland Robinette. It is a must read folks. Here is a snippet as we welcome back our old Slabbed fav Dane Ciolino: Continue reading “Heebe’s whores: The Garland Robinette connection to the Jefferson Parish Political Corruption Scandal revealed.”